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All About the Bard: Will's World

from Actors Company

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Will's World, All About The Bard: How does a glovemaker’s son, with just a few years of formal schooling, become the most famous writer and poet in the world? In this one-man performance, William Shakespeare shares his life story, while providing insight into his greatest works and the world of Theater during the time of Queen Elizabeth. This engaging, interactive show features excerpts from A Midsummer Nights Dream, Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Henry V, and As You Like It, as well as Shakespeare’s sonnets. Professional actor and Shakespeare expert J.T. Turner brings the Bard to life and makes his works accessible for all. Adaptable for Grade 6 through AP and university classes, Adult Learners, and to focus on specific plays. 

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Point to Point: $220.00
Point to Point Premium: $200.00
By Request: $220.00
By Request Premium: $200.00

Title 1 Schools may request a $20 discount off the Regular Price of $220. DIscount also available per site when requesting a program for multiple sites to tune in simultaneously. Please inquire at . Thank you!


45 minutes - 1 hour (adaptable to your scheduling needs)

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult Learners, Homeschool/Family , Learning PodPublic Library: Library Patrons, Library Staff

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Primary Disciplines

International, Social Studies/History, Language Arts/English, Performing Arts, Literacy, Writing, Reading, Gifted & Talented

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, Blue Jeans, etc...)
WebExJoin by internet connection

(Note, video is excerpt from our full-length "Shakespeare's Ghost", which Will's World is a developmentally-appropriate, curriculum-based adaptation of for student audiences.)

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

Unless cancelled due to official emergency (e.g., school closed due to weather emergency), cancellation must be received in writing by The Actors Company at least 1 week in advance of scheduled program, to avoid fees for late cancellations. Those who cancel within 1 week, and do NOT re-book program (subject to 20% re-booking fee) will still be responsible for full program fee.. Please contact us with any questions.

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Actors Company

Waltham, MA
United States

The Actors Company's professional teaching artists offer original, engaging, historical and literary character-based shows, as well as customized workshops in theater topics and mindful & creative movement. 

Our highly interactive programs support educational objectives in ELA, HSS, STE, SEL, performing arts & physical literacy, in schools, as well as life-long learning goals in community settings. Our carefully researched historical & literary shows are presented in period costume, and all our programs are adaptable to specific curricular, developmental, and scheduling needs. 

TAC was founded by J.T. Turner (SAG-AFTRA, AEA), an award-winning professional writer, actor, director, and educator, and is managed by Marci Diamond (MPA, SAG-AFTRA, AEA), also a professional teaching artist/performer. Additional programming is provided by Marisa Diamond (BFA, SAG-AFTRA, AEA). 

All our teaching artists have extensive performance and teaching experience, both virtually and in-person, working with film and theater companies, universities, schools, senior communities, museums, universities, corporate and government clients, and non-profits. For more information:

The Actors Company

Program Details


1. A chosen participant presents brief introduction to the program (materials will be provided by Actors Company in advance)
2. Shakespeare discusses his early life as an actor and later life as a playwright.
2. Participants will, with William Shakespeare himself, perform several brief scenes from Shakespearean works.
3. Participants will join Shakespeare in recreating the experience of attending a Shakespearean play during Elizabethan times.
4. Question and answer time with William Shakespeare.


The participants will:
1. Explore the historical and social context for Shakespeare's works.
2. Develop an appreciation for the humor, meaning, and contemporary relevance of Shakespeare's words and works by engaging in fun, accessible activities.